Boat Gear & Outfitting | Outfitting a Boat for Cruising

Setting Up Electrical Systems on a Boat

Electricity.  It’s something we use every day, but it’s always been one of those mysteries of the world to me.  Volts, watts, hertz/frequency and many other terms all seem like they’re from a foreign language.  Sure, I took physics in high school and can barely remember diagramming out various circuits and doing some calculations, but that…

Boat Gear & Outfitting | Outfitting a Boat for Cruising

Headsails: Gennakers, Screechers and Reachers… Oh My!

Figuring out what kind of sails your boat needs is not always a straight-forward and simple question.  All sailboats need sails, right?  But each sailboat may have a different set of needs.  Most cruising boats come standard with a small headsail and a mainsail. The cruising route of 95% of circumnavigators is a downwind trade…